Integrated Reporting: putting it into practice

Integrated Reporting (IR) is gaining momentum

The current corporate reporting framework needs to evolve to reflect the wide range of factors that affect corporate performance. The current focus on an organization’s financial statements is insufficient to answer the question: what is the value of the organization? At the heart of (IR) is the growing realization that a wide range of factors determine the value of an organization – some of these are financial or tangible in nature and are easy to account for in financial statements (e.g. property, cash), while many are not (e.g. people, natural resources, intellectual capital, market and regulatory context, competition, energy security).

This training is both informative and interactive. We will make use of case studies, best practices, benchmarks, videos and exercises throughout the training to challenge you to put the concept of (IR) in your own organization’s context.

Following the training

  • You will know more about the trends in corporate reporting and the last ins and outs related to (IR);
  • You will understand the elements of the (IR) Framework and which steps to take to move towards a more integrated way of reporting;
  • You will have tools to revisit the internal reporting processes to ensure it fits the concept of (IR);
  • You will understand how to communicate non-financial aspects integrated with financial aspects;
  • You will be able to draft an actionable outline of an Integrated Report for your own organisation.

Who should attend?

The training is of interest to reporting directors, controllers, communication specialists, internal auditors and sustainability coordinators or officers. Other interested parties are also welcome to attend.

Who are the trainers?

The training will be given by experienced PwC trainers. They have been involved in the development of the new G4 guidelines, the execution of the Dutch Transparency Benchmark and the latest developments with respect to Integrated Reporting. Their specific knowledge of sustainability and integrated reporting as well as their practical experience allow for an optimal training result.

  • Robert van der Laan, Partner PwC Sustainability & Responsible Governance, specialised in managing and implementing (IR). Author of the book “Voorkauwen of vaaghouden” about (IR).
  • Anouk Wentink, Consultant PwC Sustainability, expert in the field of sustainability reporting and (IR). She advises several organisations on their roadmap towards an Integrated Report, furthermore she coordinates the annual PwC (IR) benchmark.

Programme

  • Introduction: trends in corporate reporting and explanation of (IR);
  • Familiarise yourself with the latest developments and best practices;
  • The building blocks of a step-by-step approach to implement (IR);
  • Learn which requirements are mentioned in the (IR) Framework and how to apply them to your own Integrated Report;
  • Integrating reporting processes and systems;
  • Know how (IR) could affect the way your organisation reports.

PE-points Accountants

The training courses of the Academy meet the requirements for Permanent Education of the NBA. By completing this training, accountants receive 6 PE-points. The certificate will be provided after completion of the training.

PE-points RC’s

By completing this training, registered controllers receive 6 PE-points. The certificate will be provided after completion of the training.

Costs

The course program, date and location will be agreed upon with you in a scoping meeting.

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Location

This training can take place at your "home location" or in one of the offices of PwC.